ICR is a fantastic place to live! When we moved to Cedar Rapids 3 years ago, the schools paired each of our children with mentors from their schools. Before we arrived in ICR, they both had friends texting, calling, and snap-chatting which was really awesome and made the new schools feel like home from day one.
Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) is a growing region that is home to almost half a million people, the University of Iowa (Go Hawks!), and internationally recognized industries like Collins Aerospace, ACT, and General Mills. What makes us unique? We offer a Big Ten college town lifestyle with a 15-minute commute, award winning PUBLIC schools, and homes that you (or your workforce) can afford without a roommate. We are educated, diverse, and, well, the cool kids of the Midwest. Some call us the “Austin of Iowa,” but we prefer ICR. Check us out!